Archive for July, 2007

High Dining

Posted in Food & Beverage on Saturday, July 28, 2007 by Colin Quek

Alright, it’s breakfast time onboard SQ181 towards Brunei. I had my breakfast before flying and was thinking to myself ok “I’m not going to eat until touch down”. Man was I wrong. When the food was served, the cabin air was to put it mildly – “tasty”.

It’s what the stewardess call chicken sausage. I’m not so much of a food nutritionist to calculate how much nutrients is packed in this tray of yummies, and I was so eager to sink my teeth into the food that I forgot to remove the covers off the desert before taking this shot.

The food was…yummy!

Coupled with white wine, the meal made my day. Of course not to forget the excellent service provided by the Singapore Airline’s flight crew.


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Cosfest Finals

Posted in Blogroll, Events on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 by Colin Quek

Last sun marks the Finals of Cosfest. I was there on the 1st day to view the players and the colorful costumes. As expected from the seasoned players, I’m very well received upon asking them for poses and photographs. I do thank some of them for enduring with my “perfection problem” while they were baking under the hot sun.

Really like to take this opportunity to praise all the participants for doing such a wonderful job. Their study of the characters / costumes they are portraying must have been meticulous.

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O School

Posted in Events on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 by Colin Quek

Cosfest VI semi finals also pays tribute to a few local bodies. In the night we have several dance items, one of them from O School.

O School, a performing arts center, is a Social Enterprise set up by CHEC Ltd and supported by MCYS ComCare Enterprise Fund ( A Social Enterprise is a sustainable business with a social mission, where business is used to serve its social cause…
What is O? Original, yet Outstanding, going Out-of-the-box … We’re anything but ordinary.

source: internet

Storming onto the stage with their fast and furious moves, they got the attention of the audience, including the guest of honor Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. The dancers were clinical in executing their moves.

Making me wish I don’t have my two left feet with me. Towards the end of the night, I managed to catch the dancers having a breather. Man they were still so active back stage even after 30 of hard R&B action.

Cosfest VI (Semi Finals)

Posted in Events on Saturday, July 7, 2007 by Colin Quek

7th July 2007, an interesting combination (7-7-7), even of more interest is the Cosfest Competition. Held in Ngee Ann City, right in the heart of Singapore’s Orchard Road. This is the semi finals leg with major Cosplay contestants vying for the top prize. What is Cosplay?

Cosplay (???? kosupure), a portmanteau of the English words “costume” and “roleplay”, is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, fantasy movies, or Japanese pop music bands. However, in some circles, “cosplay” has been expanded to mean simply wearing a costume. In Japan, “cosplay” as a hobby is usually an end unto itself. Like-minded people gather to see others’ costumes, show off their own elaborate handmade creations, take lots of pictures, and possibly participate in best costume contests.
Source: internet

The competition consists of 8 teams. Each taking turns to do a skit on-stage. Other times were really spent with the photographers covering the events. I might say, they can really pose.

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Guest of Honor was Singapore Minister Mentor-Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, whom gave a short speech to spur all young Singaporeans to pursue their dreams and visions. Being at the same first row with MM Lee, I was able to catch very close up looks with this great man, and of course wonderful shots of him and the other ministers e.g. Pro. Koo, Miss Indranee Rajah.

All in all, the competition went on smoothly with me enjoying myself, and of course not forgetting the winning Cosplay team for Cosfest VI – The Golden Experience (semi finals)


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